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to make needed repairs to what used to be chalk hill middle school. >> electricity, lights, bulbs andsa'rh their electricians and also, i know they're doing, changing locks and bringing furniture, i heard from sandy hook school. >> meantime, miles away, the funerals for the victims killed continued. in the morning there were separate services for two first grade victims first a hearse arrive forward a 6-year-old then, his school mate, another 6-year-old. jess yaik's mother. >> show was telling stories and just how she was a good little girl. she used to smile and stuff. she loved horses. >> just a beautiful kid. that didn't deserve to die. we just hope that something happens, that -- so this tragedy will never happen again. >> they will host manyzk5o funerals this week, today is one family leaving another group of mourners waiting to go into the church for next service. some exchanged hugs and they passed one another. >> i have never been in a situation like this. i'm watching a sea of people leaving a funeral for a child and another sea of people waiting trying to get in for the next
'll be streaming that special report live for you at abc 7 news.com. >> join us for that. san francisco mayor ed lee is throwing his support behind two measures designed to tighten san francisco's gun laws. the first banning certain types of ann ammunition. the second would require stores to report to police any ammunition sale of 500 rounds or more saying it's not only inspired by the massacre in connecticut but deadly gun violence happening san francisco. >> assault weapons and types of things we've seen in the hands of people who are doing evil or can do evil have no place. >> this is expected to be brought about the brth board next month. >> the connecticut shooting is not just focusing the nation's attention on gun control, but also, mental health issues what could put california on the spotlight. the state senate president protem urged the obama administration to emulate a law that raised income taxes on the wealthy to expand mental health prevention and intervention service autos expanding on college campuses and suicide prevention hot lines. and investing in support of housing. >> sks as
with us a live report, and update at 6:00. >> thank you, and not far from highway 85 a search for a burglary suspect sends a preschool into lock down most of the day. students and teachers in cupertino asked to lie on the floor and shut off lights while officers canvased the neighborhood around the school this afternoon. sky 7 was overhead. police pulled over a car carrying three men believed to have been involved in several home burglaries. two people in the vehicle were arrested but a third man ran, triggering the search. the person has not been found. >> president obama is vowing to send congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence. today, he aa.pointing joe biden to lead efforts come up with a new recommendations. the president wants congress to reinstate a weapons ban that was in place but expired in 2004. he says america can no longer sit back to allow massacres like the one in connecticut to keep taking place. >> i will use all powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't
. not everyone was able to get to safety. >> just making it out there to the food. it starts jerking us and spinning us. >> oh, wow. look at that tornado. two deaths are blamed on the storm. >> a child from daily city killed last night. the victim of a police chase in pasadena that ended in a tragic crash. a woman and boy kill whtd suv police were chasing ran a red light and smashed into their minivan. the suv took off near the scene of a fatal shooting that happened on christmas day. one man was killed in the shooting and another remains in critical condition. investigator are now trying to determine if there is a connection between the victims and the four occupants of the suv being chased. >> a u.s. postal worker from san bruno under arrest for stealing mail using stolen credit cards. daily city police say that he stashed bags of mail in his home to find unused credit cards, caught using the cards and is accused of giving others to friends. he faces up to seven years for identity theft and possession of stolen property. >> a work worker is in critical condition. sky 7 hd over the sce
not tell us what kind. a neighbor told us this shooting hit home for her because of what happened to her brother last year in another city. we'll hear from her tonight at 6:00. >> there has been yet another shooting in oakland today. all about the same time the police chief and city's mayor are trying to bring in some top cops to brief up crime fighting strategies. there will be a return to community policing. chief howard jordan wants to hire policemangers to act as consultants.e bill bratten is going to lead the team with vaughn waserman from boston. >> we'll give him recommendations to make sure that they're implementing it. it's my responsibility. >> this after a jauj agreed to have a court appointed director oversee the police department. the oakland city council going to complete in january to consider that plan. and coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00 abc 7 news's nick smith looks into how much this duo will cost the city. >> a church is trying to show young people alternatives to the kind of activities that can get them into trouble. allen? >> this may look like average lock in. but
in wine country. several inches of rain there. laura anthony joins us life things have improved but this is one of the trouble spots. one of the first to flood in this area. heavy rains move into petaluma that is what happened this morning. and overnight, into the north bay. willow brook creek began to overrun banks. think of this as a water way because it was so low this week. here on industrial avenue water front caused the parking lot to flood. >> this disrupts our ability to brait the company. we can't load from the dock. our employees zront a place to park. >> this water came up quickly this morning. we're hoping it stays where it is now. >> that is a gentleman that live as long the petaluma river. this is a refrigeration business near the river. it hasn't flooded in years. when it did it was in conditions like this. with high tides projected to be at seven feet on sunday, the concern is that that river with grounds saturated that river and creeks like the one behind this property will overflow again. we'll hear more from folks getting ready for this weekend's new round of
their lives impacted. >> the policeman told us to close our eyes. and just go out. >> told to us close our eyes because the man was probably dead right there. reporter: a nearby up to is helping by offering up a school that is silting empty to the children of sandy hook. the idea when they go back to school, they don't have to do it in a building struck by tragedy. >> ama: the community has been shaken by this tragedy, and it's not just those directly affected in the shooting. laura an happy to is live from sandy hook with reaction from folks in town. laura? reporter: this is a very tight-knit small community, a village. today it was filled with people and cars from all over the area. but we heard very little noise. very little conversation. it was cold. it drizzled all day. the sky was gray. but it very much fit the mood. >> the feelings are in the faces of the thousands of people who have descended on tiny sandy hook, connecticut. and ideal village, the town is in shock, nowmed the reality that a disturbed young man took so much. 27 people from one small place. >> i walk up and down and
yesterday afternoon and shouted that he had a gun and wanted to use it to kill the worshippers. members of the congregation confronted him and kicked him out before police arrived. he was seen driving away in what looked like an old gray camry. >> a san francisco police officer who posted a controversial video, saying he took a high-speed drunken ride is being investigated. the police chief did not like what he saw in the video. carolyn tyler is live at the hall of justice. harsh words from the officer. >> reporter: that's right. the police chief knows the officer in question very well. me and sergeant carl "t" attended the academy together. they have served on the force for more than 30 years am but now, sergeant "t" has been taken off the streets because of what the chief calls poor judgment. >> obviously, it's just beyond irresponsible and dumb. >> reporter: the san francisco police chief is want mincing words about the officer whose online video has created the latest scandal for the department. the video was found on his facebook page. sergeant "t," bragging about a high-speed drun
. nannette miranda joins us live now. nannette? >> this plan just doesn't include shootings but supposed to include responses for earthquakes, fires and other situations. once state lawmaker says self reporting isn't working. every july, how they evacuate sturd yents, whether they have locked doors, which people do they let in? are security cameras in place? are the staff trained? one senator is upset that the last numbers he can find indicate that over half did not comply in 2009. >> and because we don't keep a good track, we don't know in two years whether situation has gone gothen worse or better. >> in light of the shooting state asked all california schools... to review their safety plans. after columbine, lawmakers allegeo indicated $90 million for improvements. but as recession rolled on, and squeezed state budget, finance consultants say leader as loued flexibility in how money is spent. >> that meansa "s it's unrestricted funding now. >> schools superintendent says california schools are safe. there are lesson buzz we can't go to extreme. >> we can't live in fear and turn o
. adam believed to have killed his mother at her home. this is the second deadliest shooting in u.s. history. virginia tech, the mostç]=tú deadly. adam lanza's older brother, ryan is cooperating with police. he was initially named as a suspect in had this shooting. officers telling rorl rorlt -- reporters he is not a suspect. >> some bay area schools are taking extra precautions, bringing security to campuses. this is video from sky 7 hd over lockwood elementary school. response to a shooting. making their police officers available at any school that wantedzqq2 traechl security to. officer as signed to the six campuses in the district. >> we never think of this unspeakable act of violence but it could. which is have police here in the bay area try as best they can to prepare. in case abc 7 news is live in san francisco tonight with that part of the coverage. vic? >> of course, it's been a difficult day for all12z school administrators and teachers here in san francisco. officers contacted schools in zroikts ask if they need additional help.@çaasóó] wwçó teachers here have b
up the commute. thousands of us were stuck in the traffic jam, my car just sat there. by normal commute half an hour, took me an hour and a half. others suffered through two-hour delay autos work continues to fix a giant sink hole opening up after heavy rain this weekend. just one of many problems. nick smith is live with the story. >> good evening. the sink hole down the street from where i'm standing now. crews have been coming back and forth doing repair buzz work they're doing is only temporary fix. that is the sound of progress. crews working to repair the damage caused by this sink hole. >> i think that this is cool. in my life this, never happen autos the friends wanted to see the huge hole in his long eight years never happened before. >> this just went on and on. >> crews working to stabilize what repains. affects of the rain could be found other places, too. this view have fr sky 7 shows how runnoff flooded lanes three and four on web 580 near park boulevard. >> this caused traffic back up on highway 880. forcing build up. the rain had assistance, rooted roots and satu
the scene for us. a man in his 40s was struck and killed with a pickup and authorities say it happened about 2:30 this afternoon. police do not know if the victim was in a crosswalk at the time. people who saw the accident upset and know the district can be a dangerous place if you're on foot. >> this is careful here. you can start running over people. you know? going fast. >> something like this happened to a friend of mine many years ago. i just kept thinking how we're always rushing about for the holidays and i'm trying to encourage people to slow down, be present. be safe. >> in 2011, did 17 pedestrians were struck, so far this year. 17 pedestrians have been killed in action. the district attorney announced that a new campaign would be kicked off called don't rush. urging to drive with caution during the holidays. >> thank you. >> police are investigating yet another incident. a parent spotted the device around 1:00 this after the in. classes had been dismissed for the day. the school was on lock down. free, police arrested two teen-aged boys. >> a frightening accident overnight involvin
so offer. she said at one point her daughter used this kayak to help a neighbor out of his flooded home. anthony white showed how high the water reached. he said he was ready to get his family out. >> we were definitely ready to get out of here if it got much higher. so, we were ready as we could be. >> dodged a bullet. >> yes, we did. >> much of mill street is still underwater. residents expect a certain amount of flooding every two or three years. steve is the operations chief of the russian river and said the flood warnings thankfully fell short of expectations. >> we ran all night long and then at 10:00, 11:00 this morning it stopped. >> sonoma county received between four to ten inches of rain. highway 12 at 121 was river at 10 al-and all this water is not expected to recede until the tide goes out and takes the flood waters with it. >>> the last report we got from pg&e was that there were about 11,000 people still out of power throughout sonoma county. pg&e says it has crews throughout the county trying to restore the customers as soon as possible. reporting live, abc-7 news.
're undergoing a flood prevention project. the project uses bypasses to control the flof water. the area was under flood warning but napa never saw a river or creek water touch the streets. >> it can be dramatic and fast. it could create damage. >> instead of cleaning froors... we're getting packages ready to be ship i'd would venture to say it's saved cost in this flood. >> according to the plant the project should be completed but the funding trickles in every year from the federal government. so it's still years away from being finished. >> i'm sure one of the things we appreciate are the photos viewers sent in. they allow us to get images we might not get otherwise. among impressive photos showing this one. check out people paddling around ramp. looks like venice. joined by ducks. can you imagine? what are you doing here? taxi driver barry ne mailed thus picture. it's a street flooding sunday morning in pacific heights around post and fill more streets. and let's take a look at the strike now. pg&e reports 345,000 people are in the bay area. it was bad at one point. average rainfall
with favor on our nation, and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> the clock is ticking towards the new year's midnight hour when tax hikes and budget cuts swoop ground the fiscal cliff. the two senate leaders, harry reid and mitch mcconnell are working on a stop-gap bill. >> at some point it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. i hope we're not there, but we're getting real close. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> the legislation would prevent tax increase for roughly 98% of american workers, extend unemployment benefits set to expire for some two million people, and prevent a huge cut in payments to medicare doctors. >> we should go ahead and introduce legs that would make sure middle class taxes stay where they are and should be an up or down vote. >> a deal won't necessarily pass congress by monday night. if it doesn't, virtually everybody's income taxes will go up. the average family would pay an extra $3,462 in 2014. and farm programs would expire, potentially doubling the price of milk, and if congress doe
you with guess? stay with us. abc 7 news >>> we have breaking news in southern california. a police s.w.a.t. team is on cal state fullerton campus searching for a man with a gun. there is no report of a shooting at this point. police were chasing an armed suspect who ran on the campus. that is why they're on campus. we'll keep you posted on developments. no shooting taking place but they do have reports of a man armed with a weapon. >> of course, dan will have more for you on abc 7 news. take a look at this. a river of foam outside levis headquarters today, greenpeace demonstrating what they say is toxic water pollution dumped into mexico rivers by suppliers providing these pictures. today's protest involved nontoxic foam on battery street. now, in response, levis says they're working towards the goal of ending hazardous discharge in all plants by the year 2020. >> it turns out gas smell forcing a shelter in place in three schools today was a false alarm. charlotte wood middle school ordered to shelter in place about 11 in the morning while crews and pg&e tried to figure out writ was
on bay area rivers. how long this will stay with us? we'll take a look at the forecast. >> a wind advisory was in effect for the bay bridge, the carquinez bridge. if you didn't think the storm had a kick, take a look. this is our camera on mt. tamalpais in mill valley, pounded by rain and serious wind gusts. this storm drenched parts of the north bay. the national weather service issued a floor nod -- flashflood warning. and stoney point road is closed. sergio quintana is live at the scene. reporter: leigh mentioned the problem of the flash-flood warnings, and the other problem is the runoff. that's what happened here, this drainage culvert was overwhelmed, and the water just basically dug up the earth under the cult vert and created this sink hole. you can see the crews just managed to install these steel plates to allow cars to drive over the road. the rushing water is causing plenty of problems for road crews. the big worry here on stoney point road is more of the pavement could collapse so traffic will be diverted. >> trying to avert any accidents or hazard from somebody falli
was injured very fortunate for us. that was important. we can people, we can't. >> some of the flowers are a loss. and 3,000 gerbera daisies deemed questionable. that family owned business don yaitd flowers to the rose bowl float. these are pictures of the float taken today. >> we didn't want to take a chance of it. the flowers look dw.d we think they'll be nice on the floft. >> the others say repairing could take week but they're looking ahead to valentine's day.32])ñ >> we're in the flower business we're growers like any ag guys it's just a small bump in the road. >> the nursery owners say damage will go into hundreds of thousands of dollars, but much more than the minor damage suffered here in the 1989 earthquake. >> that is something. sandhya back now with the path the tornado took. >> yes. it's a rare thing to see here in the bay area. or monterey bay. i want to show you the path starting out as a water spout. this is it traveled across the land towards was onville area. this is the scale. with estimated winds of 75 miles per hour. and it did do damage. previous tornado by the wa
station where the girl disappeared. police say they used surveillance video and the help of the community to track him down. police say the young girl is recovering at home. >> a man and woman from morgan hill are facing five felony counts in what police say is a kidnapping and assault of a handy man. the sheriff's zeptz the 50-year-old was held for about seven hours, forced to perform work under threat of death. the 36-year-old and 33-year-old were arrested yesterday in san jose after the man escaped. >> san francisco supervisors have just approved a ban on public nudity. we're live tonight with the facts. >> this second and final vote. the ban passed and as expected, nudists and supporters protested by taking it off. >> deputies responded, experting them from the chambers. spechbl were detained and one taken into custody for resisting arest and interfering with government business. this law will not take affect until february to give opponents a chance to be heard in federal court. they say a ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this
to the supreme court to be more level headed and more royal to their boss, the u.s. constitution. >> both sides do agree on one thing. the fate will likely race on a californian who decides controversial cases. >> the swing vote is anthony kennedy from sacramento. >> i think he's our hope. >> high court we'll take a look at the constitutional of doma which shuts doubt benefits for same-sex marriage couples ruling foz both cases expected by june. >> thank you. >> defense of marriage act signed into law in 1996. in february, 2004, san francisco began)cuh issuing same-sex marriage licenses until an order to stop in march. in 2005 california legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. but waits vetoed by governor schwartzeneggar. three years later put to a vote. prop 8 passes banning same-sex marriage. and 2010, prop 8 ruled unconstitutional. >> we'll have more on the question at 6:00. let's move on to other news. a major road in eastern contra costa county is closed because of a fatal car crash. sky 7 is over the scene. you're looking at aftermath of a terrible head on collision. the c
hospital. a source tells us suspects were brought in to the hall of justice yesterday after investigators received leads from the public. they were later arrested in a house in the early morning hours. police spokesman says everyone involved knew each other. >> there was an extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in this case. i cannot get into details about the relationship. >> investigators are still looking at a motive. a source tells us the female victim was known to be they're trying to find out if victims were from out of town. so that is one issue, one motive that they are looking at. issues involved with prostitution among many others. we know now, tonight that the male victim, a 26-year-old was shot, he was also beaten with a blunt instrument. and the female teen-aged vil victim was beaten but was not shot. yesterday, doctors told us she had life threatening injuries today. they're telling us she's likely to survive. abc 7 news. and after being run over by three people bloorizing his home, he was out walking his dog about 3:00 this afternoon. he got back and he
. >> reporter: firefighters from station 24 quickly cleared the tree using multiple saws to attack it from different angles. if in a show of true holiday spirit, motorists that were not allowed to pass offered a help helping hand. proving that nothing is too big to move when you work together. >> that was a true sign of holiday spirit. now, the break in the rain is only temporary. according to weather team, we could see more rain in the days to come. further weakening already weak root systems. >> dan: that is what we can expect. thanks so much. in east palo alto, folks are mopping up from a flood tonight. while engineers try to prevent another one. the creek jumped its bank and levee last night. heather ishimaru is live with a look at the emergency work being done there right now. >> reporter: dan, we are on east bayshore above the creek. at this time last night was on its way up these banks getting ready to rise above the banks and cross over to 101. we have just learned that the california conservation corps is coming to help the city of east palo alto with sandbagging and repairs to th
this newscast at 5:30. >>> well, winter means snow in the midwest. for us, it's rain. looking outside, we enjoyed a clear, mild day in the bay area. it looks wonderful but we could see showers this week. >> first, turning comedy into calamity. the latest problem for the two djs who pulled off the prank involving prince >> ama: there are reports tonight the australian djs involved in the roy prank that may be linked to other nurse's death may be questioned by london police. here's the latest on the expecting royal couple. >> prince williams canceled a public appearance sunday night to be at with wife, kate's side. on saturday, he appeared without her as the dutchess of aim bridge recovers at home after hospitalization for extreme morning sickness. her convalesce sense is overshadowed by death. the apparent suicide of a news on duty at the hospital when kate was a patient. >> when is a good time to visit her. i'm the queen. >> the cal heard around the world. >> we are were expected to be hung up on. >> these djs placed a prank phone call to the hospital, pretending to be queen elizabeth and
situation, branches on power lines that run through backyards. >> preaching for us is a year round, we trim 1.2 million truz throughout northern and central california. as rain starts, we'll be out here, continuing to trim. >> back live prks national weather service maintained that high surf advisory through 4:00 tomorrow afternoon, involving swells of 16 to 19 feet high. the weather service telling people not to fish off jetties or fish off the beaches because they can be dragged into the ocean. flif pacifica, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> a close call for a track driver when a big chunk of roadway gave out underneath the big rig on/aex highway 162. a huge sink hole gave way, swallowing back axel, breaking truck apart. the sheriffs say the driver was not injured and a portion of the highway is closed with people who live in the area rerouted along a dirt road. cal transhopes to have the road passable by tomorrow. >> this big sink hole cruise have been working around the clock. now, take a look. 19 days later, the road is repaired. the job done four day as head of schedule that. is the mayo
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